Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Traditional, Outdoorsy, Cute, Casual
Oval sponge cake, filled with vanilla buttercream and jam; sugarpaste (fondant); chocolate flavoured sugarpaste; flowerpaste (gumpaste); various gel food colours; flexible silicone insect moulds; funky Tappit letter cutters; small shop bought gardening figure.
What was your inspiration?
An 80 year old who still loves to garden
What are you most proud of?
The vegetables were quite 'passable' and were straightforward to do, with a bit of thought.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
You can make the vegetables way in advance and store in a non plastic box (never store in plastic boxes, they make sugarpaste sweat and your hard work will end up a gloopy mess), If I did this again, I might try grating chocolate sugarpaste for the soil to give more texture, or you could crumble dark chocolate flavoured biscuits (perhaps double choc oreos???). If you can make a fondant rose, you can make a cabbage. Use pics of veg for guidance - or look at the real thing! Experiment and have fun! for example, make it into a flower garden, using blossom cutters and calyx cutters.